“I haven't met a player or a coach whose goal isn't to win the Super Bowl.” - Pete Rozelle, NFL Commissioner
The origins of the Super Bowl are almost as controversial as Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. In 1960, the NFL found itself a competitor in the AFL, a football league started by businessmen who were eager to create their own NFL franchises but were denied by the league due to a reluctance to expand. By 1966, the commissioners for each league agreed to a merger by the end of the decade. In the meantime, the top teams from each league would compete at the end of the season and crown a true champion and thus, the Super Bowl was born. On January 15, 1967, the NFL’s Green Bay Packers made sports history, defeating the AFL’s Kansas City Chiefs to become the first winners of the Big Game.